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Reclining and Dining (and Drinking) in Ancient Rome

A Roman Feast / Roberto Bompiani

The ancient Greeks had a recumbent approach to their (male-only) dinner parties, as I discussed in a previous post: elite men reclined, propped on pillows, to drink, converse, and—sometimes—overindulge. The practice of reclining and dining continued into ancient Rome, but… More»

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      Depicting movement or quantity?

      Four charioteer-pulling horses work for the win on this amphorae. It would have been filled with olive oil and given to the winner of the event. 

      03/05/15

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